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WD Poetic Form Challenge: Haiku

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After completing the recent November PAD Chapbook Challenge, a poet let me know he was relieved there were no poetic form prompts during the challenge. Usually, that's something I'll do on a Two for Tuesday prompt day--to give poets an "out" if they don't want to tackle a form. However, I'm about to make up for failing to have a poetic form prompt, because here is a poetic form challenge!

Here are the rules:

  • Write a haiku and post it in the comments below.
  • Enter as many times as you wish.
  • I'll choose a winner (or a few winners) who will represent the haiku form in a future issue of Writer's Digest.
  • Deadline is Monday (December 5, 2011) at noon--Atlanta, Georgia, time. So the clock is running--3 lines in 3 days.

Click here to learn more about the haiku.

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